CIVIL-470 / 3 credits

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Language: English

Remark: Pas donné en 2023-24


Summary

This course provides an overview of the geothermal energy sector, spanning core topics of geology, thermodynamics, hydrogeology, and geochemistry and tackles questions of geothermal resource exploration, assessment, exploitation, economics, and environmental, and societal considerations.

Content

Keywords

Geothermal energy

Renewable energy

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

PHYS-106 General physics: thermodynamics

CH-160 General chemistry

Recommended courses

CIVIL-308 Rock mechanics

CIVIL-209 Urban thermodynamics

ENV-221 Hydrology for engineers

CIVIL-211 Geology

Important concepts to start the course

Thermodynamics

Chemistry

Physics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain key scientific and practical aspects associated with the geothermal energy sector
  • Choose appropriate techniques for geothermal resource assessment
  • Perform resource assessment
  • Propose resource exploitation plans
  • Anticipate environmental and societal consequence of geothermal projects

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.

Teaching methods

Lectures and bi-weekly assignments

Expected student activities

Bi-weekly assignments, oral exam

Assessment methods

Bi-weekly assignments (50%), oral exam (50%)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Notes/Handbook

Geothermal Energy Second Edition: Renewable Energy and the Environment, by William E. Glassley

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geothermal resource development
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geothermal resource development
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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